Congratulations to Vocal Line from Denmark!
10 of the best amateur choirs in Europe competed for the title “Eurovision Choir 2019” in the Eurovision Competition on August 3, 2019. With a great TV-Show the singers inspired not only the audience in the Partille arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, but also millions of spectators at home in front of the television.
The second edition of the Eurovision Choir was broadcasted live this year in 10 European countries. Almakalia from Belgium, Alba from Scotland, Vocal Line from Denmark, Jazzva from Slovenia, BonnVoice from Germany, Zero8 from the host country Sweden, Babite Municipality Mixed Choir MASKA from Latvia, Cake O’Phonie from Switzerland, Volve Vokal from Norway and Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion from Wales, represented their country professionally and with much joy and passion in front of the expert jury.
It was no easy task for the jury. After the first round, Katarina Henryson, founding member of the internationally renowned a cappella ensemble The Real Group, the English composer John Rutter and Deke Sharon, “Father of contemporary a cappella music”, had to select three choirs for the final: MASKA (Latvia), Vocal Line (Denmark) and Jazzva (Slovenia) entered the final and gave their best in a second performance.
Vocal Line from Denmark convinced the jury and received the sought-after title “Eurovision Choir 2019”.
“It was a fantastic evening and I am really excited about the quality all choirs have brought to this stage. You could directly feel the joy of singing and the enthusiasm of the singers – my appreciation for this achievement”, said INTERKULTUR President Günter Titsch. On this evening, he presented the winning choir with the prize that awaited them in addition to title and trophy – an invitation on the international competition stage to the Olympic Games of Choral Music, the World Choir Games 2020, which will take place from 5-15 July 2020 in Flanders, Belgium.
Eurovision Choir is organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in cooperation with INTERKULTUR and the city of Gothenburg and marked the opening of the “Grand Prix of Nations Gothenburg 2019 & 4th European Choir Games”, where until August 10 a total of 171 choirs and 6.300 participants from 47 nations will sing in competitions of different genres and choral styles and celebrate together a huge festival of choral music.